2018 Audi Q5 Redesign and Release
The current, first-generation Audi Q5 SUV model is present on the market since 2008. In the meantime, the company celebrated the production of the millionth specimen of this, more than successful, vehicles. Although recorded excellent sales results, it was time to get the first-generation model of its successor. At the 2016 Paris Motor Show will be presented the 2018 Audi Q5, which will also mark the arrival of the second generation model. With the notable changes compared to the current model, with significant improvements, 2018 model will start selling during 2017. In addition to the standard version, the offer will be SQ5 and RS versions of the Q5.
After the promotion Q7 2017 model, then the most powerful so far SQ7 model, and the all-new Q2 model, many thought that Audi will have a break when it comes to news from the Q family. However, news of the launch and the imminent arrival of a new generation Q5 SUV is strongly resonated and there is a great impatience and great interest for this model.
2018 Audi Q5 Changes and Price
Compared to the current model, 2018 Q5 will be lighter by about 100 kg, despite having received something bigger dimensions. The increase in size will cause greater comfort inside the cabin, especially for passengers in the rear, and larger luggage space. 2018 Audi Q5 will be set to VW MLB platform, which will provide the possibility of construction on front-wheel drive and 4×4 drive. As such, the new Q5 SUV will be a direct competitor of the new BMW X3 and Mercedes GLC models.
The current generation model is produced in several factories around the world. In addition to Germany in Ingolstadt, the vehicle is produced in China and India, too. 2018 model will continue to be produced in all the mentioned plants, in addition, should be produced and at the company’s new plant in Mexico. According to some unofficial forecasts, most German media, the 2018 Audi Q5 will be available with a starting price of around € 31,000.
2018 Audi Q5 Specs
In addition to the long list of standard equipment, the new Q5 will offer Audi Matrix LED lights, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and Virtual Cockpit of the new TT, as well as an option. Customers will be available in versions of FWD and AWD edition, as well as the version with six-speed manual, seven-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch and eight-speed automatic transmission.
As for the supply of propulsion units, the thing is clear. 2018 Audi Q5 will offer a wide selection of economical 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. First of all, we should expect a 2.0-liter TFSI, the 2.0-liter TDI and 3.0-liter TDI units. In addition to these versions, the offer is expected to 2018 Audi Q5 Hybrid, with the Plug-In Hybrid powertrain, which will provide him a high cost-effectiveness and autonomy of 50 km in electric mode.
Q5 and SQ5 models
For fans of sports driving and high speeds, the good news is that Audi confirmed SQ5 and RS versions of the Q5 model of a new generation. According to current information, 2018 Audi SQ5 should follow the trend of bigger brother, SQ7 SUV model, who introduced with an innovative electric compressor. New SQ7 is the most powerful diesel SUV on the market. The same technology will be applied and with the 2018 Audi Q5, SQ5 and its versions. According to the marketing people, the reality is that this powertrain bring even 400 horsepower. However, everyone agrees that we should not go over 370 hp, as will be the case. In this release, the new SQ5 will arrive to “hundreds” of less than 5 seconds.
In addition to the strong version SQ5, the new generation model will be available in RS Q5 release. It is not yet clear with the what powertrain will arrive this version, but it was announced that there will be more powerful than before. According to some information, under the hood will find a 2.5-liter 5-cylinder turbo unit, while other sources speak of the mighty 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine. With this engine, the first S-Tronic dual-clutch gearbox and AWD standard, a vehicle should reach 450 horsepower.